Caring for Your Wellbeing
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday, February 14, 10:30-11:30 am
Valentine's Arts and Crafts: Origami and Valentine Making! Origami provides both mental and physical stimulus, and helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration. It is used in various therapeutic settings, including art therapy and in stroke and injury rehabilitation. Tasks that challenge our mind, building on innate talents and abilities through a variety of mentally challenging tasks, strengthen our brain. This hands-on workshop is open to all skill levels and will be adapted for anyone to participate. Free and open to the community.
Wednesday, March 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Explore the Benefits of Medical Massage - Massage is often associated with a spa treatment, or something to do leisurely for relaxation. While this is definitely one of the advantages to getting a massage, there are many other reasons why a medical massage is a health benefit, Here are some benefits to receiving medical massage therapy: stress relief, pain relief, inflammation reduction, increased energy, improved digestion and more. Join Beth Keezer, licensed therapist for this very informative presentation. Free and open to the community.
Wednesday, April 11, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Sonic Whole Body Vibration - We all know exercise is good for us and now it can be easy, too. Sonic Whole Body Vibration training is an ideal exercise for seniors interested in feeling better, sleeping better, improving balance, having stronger muscles and bones, and more. Sonic WBV is a gentle effective aerobic weight-bearing exercise that can be done seated or standing in ten minutes. Interested to know more? Join Dr. Stephanie Blackton to learn more about this safe and effective exercise program. Free and open to the community.
A Partnership for Stress Reduction & Wellness
Caring Transitions of Charlottesville (CTC) wants to be of assistance and a resource for seniors as they move through change, and whatever transitions that come about in their lives. We know life’s changes can be stressful so we want to bring fun and informative programs to the Senior Center that encourage stress reduction, wellness and well-being both emotionally and physically. Caring Transitions of Charlottesville also believes knowledge is power and access to new opportunities for self-care and empowerment through education are critical. CTC will develop partnerships with experts in areas such as meditation, acupuncture, yoga, and other forms of stress reduction (and fun!) to bring that programming to Senior Center, as well provide light and healthy refreshments for the members to enjoy during the programs.